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    Jatiya Kabita Utsab begins

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on February 02, 2017

    The 31st Jatiya Kabita Utsab began on Wednesday at Hakim Chattar on the Dhaka University campus. Jatiya Kabita Parishad organised the two-day poetry festival with the theme ‘poetry against savagery...

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    One killed in villagers’ clash at Banshkhali

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:34am on February 02, 2017

    A villager was killed and 11 were injured as two groups of villagers clashed at Gondamara union under Banshkhali in Chittagong on Wednesday centring construction of a coal-fired power plant at Banskhali...

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    Ekushey Book Fair opens

    Arifur Rahman | Updated at 12:31am on February 02, 2017

    Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2017 began on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday. Low turnout of visitors marked the inaugural day of the country’s biggest book fair...

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    Eminent citizens for nonpartisan people

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 11:40pm on February 02, 2017

    Four eminent citizens on Wednesday urged the search committee for the Election Commission to recommend honest, credible and nonpartisan individuals for the positions of the chief election commissioner and other election commissioners...

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    HC asks lower court to administer oath of witnesses using God’s name  

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:58pm on February 01, 2017

    The High Court on Tuesday directed the judges of sub-ordinate courts to administer oath of witnesses using name of the God as prescribes in the law in this regard...

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    17 Bangladeshi women return home after languishing in Indian jail

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:40pm on February 01, 2017

    Seventeen Bangladeshi women, including a child, returned home from India on Wednesday after languishing in jail there for nearly three years...

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    Khadiza returns home

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 07:45pm on February 02, 2017

    Sylhet Government Women’s College student Khadiza Akter Nargis returned home from Dhaka on Wednesday, more than four months after she was hacked by Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Badrul Alam...

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    Nine lawyers show-caused for courtroom vandalism

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:26pm on February 01, 2017

    Bangladesh Bar Council on Wednesday show-caused nine lawyers of Chittagong Bar Association to explain by February 14 why their license of advocacy...

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    Literature can prevent students from wrongdoing: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 06:50pm on February 02, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the students to read books more to gain knowledge and know the world, saying that the literature could prevent them from stepping into the wrong path...

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    Saraswati Puja celebrated

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 06:18pm on February 01, 2017

    Hindu community in the capital like elsewhere in the country on Wednesday, celebrated Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and culture...